NEWINGTON – A local man was held on $350,000 bond following his arraignment Thursday on possession of child pornography charges.
Armando Landrian, 37, of 38 Tunxis Road, came to the attention of state police in February 2016 after the agency’s computer crimes unit discovered that files of child pornography were being shared from an Internet account assigned to his address, police reports said.
Landrian was interviewed by state police a few months later. Based on the interview, state police seized computers and other equipment which was analyzed and found to contain child pornography, police said.
He turned himself in to state police Thursday morning to be served with an arrest warrant charging him with promoting a child in an obscene performance and first-degree possession of child pornography.
New Britain Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander ordered Landrian to be on house arrest with electronic monitoring if he posts the $350,000 bond. He is also not to have access to the Internet or a computer or any contact with anyone under the age of 16 while free on bond, Alexander said.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.